It’s been a surreal and unsettling week starting with the winds over the weekend then the fires…the wind felt almost like a premonition of terrible things to come. And they came. Talkeetna has felt like an island, only partly isolated from the fire destruction south of us by our physical distance. Yet with so many of our community members being immediately affected it’s been a challenge to not be distracted, worried, fearful and sad. Our part is to keep plugging along, answering phones, assisting guests – the cancelled reservations, the last minute need for rooms – and just plain keep busy so we don’t get too wrapped up in matters we don’t – for the moment – have any control over.
 
 
Today (Wednesday) the train is running again, the Princess buses are making their usual shuttle runs and Sunshine Transit plans to run it’s Spur Road route. To the best of my knowledge at this time. There’s still a calendar full of Talkeetna activities and here it is:
 

 

Monday… August 19

10am Open Exercise at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98
1pm Presentation: Denali Climbing at the Historical Society Museum
9pm Karaoke at the Fairview Inn
 
 

Tuesday … August 20

7:30am Open Exercise at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98
10am Strong Women Strength Training at the Talkeetna Library
10:30am Strength & Balance at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98
11:30pm Senior Lunch: Sloppy Joes at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98
1pm Recycling at Talkeetna Transfer Site until 5pm
1pm Presentation: Denali Climbing at the Historical Society Museum
6pm Open Exercise at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi.
9pm Open Mic at the Fairview Inn
 
 

Wednesday… August 21

● 10am Open Exercise at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98
● 11am Food Pantry Open at the Upper Susitna Food Pantry off Walstead (near Clinic), until 4pm
● Noon Crafter’s Day at the Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98 Parks Hwy.
● 1pm Presentation: Denali Climbing at the Historical Society Museum
● 1pm Meeting: Addiction Recovery Group at Sunshine Community Health Center
● 2:30pm Meeting: Fire Evacuees North of Fire at Upper Susinta Senior Center
● 6pm Meeting: Addiction Recovery Group at Sunshine Community Health Center
● 6pm Yoga: Gentle Evening Flow at The Haven, Sunshine Road, 3rd drive on Right
● 6pm Jazz @ the Squirrel: Kat Moore – The Forest that Never Sleeps at Flying Squirrel Bakery Cafe
● 6:30pm Disc Golf 2nd driveway on right on Sunshine Road
● 8pm Bike Polo at ‘The Jack” Talkeetna Hockey Rink
● 9pm Live Music: Mario Carboni at the Fairview Inn
 
 

Thursday… August 22

● 7:30am Open Exercise at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98
● 9:30am Yoga: Empowerment Morning Flow at The Haven, Mi. 2 on Sunshine Road
● 11:15am Storytime at the Talkeetna Public Library
● 1pm Presentation: Denali Climbing at the Historical Society Museum
● 6pm Open Exercise at the Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98 Parks Hwy.
● 9pm Live Music: Mario Carboni at the Fairview Inn
 
 

Friday… August 23

● 10am Open Exercise at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98
● 10am Food Pantry Open at the Upper Susitna Food Pantry off Walstead, until 4pm
● 1pm Presentation: Denali Climbing at the Historical Society Museum
● 5pm Farmer’s Market in the Fairview Inn Beer Garden
● 5pm Live @ 5 Summer Concert Series: Loaded Karma in the Village Park
● 9pm Live Music: Roots & Branches at the Fairview Inn
 

 

Saturday… August 24

● 11am Recycling at Talkeetna Transfer Site until 3pm
● Noon Sabbath School, 2pm Worship: Sunshine 7th Day Adventist
● 9pm Live Music: Danger Money at the Fairview Inn
 
 
 

Sunday… August 25

● 9am Sunday Worship at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church
● 9:4am Sunday Worship at Talkeetna Baptist Church
● 10am Sunday School, 11am Sunday Worship: Assembly of God; Montana Creek SBC
● 10:30am Worship: Three Rivers Quakers at the Gundersons
● 11am Upper Susitna Running Club (U-SuRG) Meets/Runs at Su Valley High School
● 2pm Worship: Episcopal Services at the Brazeau’s
● 1pm Live Music Steve Durr at Mountain High Pizza Pie
● 5pm Worship at Talkeetna Baptist Church
● 5pm Live Music Steve Durr at Mountain High Pizza Pie
● 6pm Bike Polo at ‘The Jack” Talkeetna Hockey Rink
● 6pm Alcoholics Anonymous, Talkeetna Public Library
● 6pm Worship at Assembly of God and Church on the Rock
● 7pm Live Music: Steve Durr at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
 
 
We always recommend double checking with the particular venue/host organization to verify all events and happenings are still a ‘go.’ Things change fast…sometimes faster that we can update! Good places to find event information for Talkeetna – besides right here! – are the Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce Calendar of Events page and KTNA’s website under Today’s Announcements.
 
Take care!
 
Trisha
Lady of the House